Friday, 18 June 2010 - 4:48pm |
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Police will investigate complaint following incident outside Parliament

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Wellington Police confirm that Green Party co-leader Russel Norman has made a complaint of alleged assault following an incident during the arrival of China's vice president Xi Jinping at Parliament today.

Inspector Peter Cowan, Wellington Police Area Commander, said Dr Norman made the complaint this afternoon.

"His complaint will be assessed and investigated as quickly as possible," Inspector Cowan said. "It's too early to say what the outcome will be."

Part of any investigation will include speaking with witnesses, viewing pictorial coverage and liaising with the Speaker of the House who gives permission for lawful protests to take place in Parliament's grounds.